Our graphic designer creates engaging DVC branded designs for posters, brochures, postcards, and other projects. To ensure maximum efficiency and productivity, we ask that you review our process below and understand that we need to enforce our timelines.
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The DVC communications and marketing office must design any promotional materials or publications that are mailed or otherwise distributed anywhere outside of the physical DVC campus.
Flyers, posters, and documents representing a department or program, intended for current students, and only for on-campus distribution, do not need to be created or approved by the marketing office, but design standards must always be followed.
If you would like to create an on-campus design project without assistance from the communications and marketing office, please refer to our style guides.
In order for the communications and marketing office to efficiently process and create your design, we require that all requests be submitted through our Design Project Request Form. Please note that your copy (written word) must be final and approved by all stakeholders before you submit your request as all copy changes will only be made in extenuating circumstances.
Printed materials (posters and flyers) promoting an event must be posted for at least two weeks prior to the event.
If your request contains all required information, you will be contacted by a member of the communications and marketing office within two business days to schedule a meeting to further discuss the project, copy, timelines, and design ideas.
If your request is missing information or is not clear, you will be contacted by a member of the communications and marketing office within two business days letting you know what is still needed.
Please note that the communications and marketing office cannot commit to any timelines before all required information is submitted.
Once you've submitted the form with all required information, we can meet to discuss how long your project will take. Please allow a minimum of six (6) weeks turnaround time for all requests. Some may be longer or shorter depending on scope.
Keep in mind when considering timelines, all printed materials (posters and flyers) promoting an event must be posted for at least two weeks prior to the event.
Once our graphics specialist has completed your project, you will be able to review the design and check for any copy errors. Copy changes, other than marketing office errors, will be at the discretion of our graphics specialist and only in extenuating circumstances. For this reason, it is very important that your submitted copy be final and approved by all stakeholders.
In addition, this review will be your only chance to suggest or request minor design changes. All design projects represent DVC and as our graphics specialist is the college brand expert, her design decisions are final. Once a design has been implemented, a request for redesign is not an option.
As the number of design projects we are working on at any given time varies, please submit your project and we will see what we can do.
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